What does the word backgammon mean?

Usage examples for backgammon

  1. Six weeks after that unlucky game of backgammon Roger found a note in Gabrielle's rooms, written by an admirer who thanked her for the kind feeling she had shown him. – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée
  2. The game of life, whether social or political, is not played by only two sets of black and red men- like chess or backgammon. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  3. The company played whist and backgammon, a favorite game with the clergy. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac